All My Pandemic Friends Work at NPR

Morning Edition hosts (L-R) Rachel Martin, Steve Inskeep, David Greene and Noel King having fun at 5 a.m.

Like many people around the world, holidays lost much of their appeal for me over the past year. Socially distant gatherings outside became monotonous in a city whose only season is chilly. I couldn’t enjoy a festive meal with family, and even if I could, an added trip to the grocery store for Thanksgiving ingredients would just feel like an unnecessary risk in a COVID world.